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A Mini Mod Room Box & Mid-Century Retro Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Retro TV Kit, Shadowbox/Room Box, Shannon Cooper

Saturday Morning – a Mini Mod Delight by Shannon Cooper!

Wow! I am amazed by the level of detail (and wit, and ingenuity) in this tiny Saturday Morning scene by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper! It seems mom is away and dad is having beer and donuts? And the kids are obviously running riot as there are tiny Tiddly Winks pieces (and spilled breakfast cereal) on the floor!

Here’s some of the intro text from Shannon’s blog post:

When Leslie shared the Retro TV Kit, I was happier than a kid on Saturday morning. The atomic television, vintage images on the new collage sheets, and the retro mini stencil sheets (eeee!) had me swooning. We discussed Mid-Century Modern, and spindly legs, and of course televisions that teetered precariously on skinny metal carts… yikes.

Well, one thing lead to another and after receiving some super rad new retro coffee tables, I had somehow created an entire miniature mid-century room. Mom must be out and Dad is taking care of the kids because there is no way she’d allow cereal to be eaten on the hassock in front of the TV.

Eek! See that fab TV stand below? Shannon made it! I spy tiny metal casters on the bottom of those legs made from wooden skewers. And knobs on the TV from a recent collage sheet. Plus there’s the cereal box (from the same Saturday Morning Collage Sheet as the Western on the TV). Plus the game box… oh, GAME BOXES! There’s a new collage sheet that’s ALL Game Boxes! Quite silly stuff, like that “Tek-No-Krazy” game shown in the close-up bubble at left.

Beautiful work, Shannon! Everything came out great! I love all the stenciling too, like the cats in the frame, the bookends, the throw pillows (trust me: on the blue couch you can just seen a corner of) and the curtains.

Here’s the expansive supply list and Shannon’s blog post. You can enter the drawing for Shannon’s supplies for the coffee table scene in the Giveaway section below! (But don’t miss the new goodies and details on the Flash Sale between here and there!)

What else is new today?

Beside that new Retro Games Collage Sheet I just mentioned, there are 2 styles of Retro Coffee Tables (both in Shannon’s artwork). Plus the 3mm Brass Studs are back in stock (used on the bottom of the legs of the coffee table shown in the close-up below (in the Giveaway). There are 10 new items today, so more than the highlights below.

NEW Flash Sale: Mid-Century Retro!

25% off on EVERYTHING with a retro, mid-20th-century vibe! From scrapbook paper to miniatures to collage sheets to misc supplies like laser-cut chipboard! 100 items! Psst: That includes lots of the new things announced today (and tons of supplies that Shannon used)!

Note: anything on clearance in this big group is marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends MONDAY night, July 20th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

Retro Coffee Table Giveaway!

This is so cute! Shannon made the Retro Coffee Table with the Center Divider for her game storage. (Hey, she has tutorials on making this table — including the wooden skewer legs — AND how to make that TV stand shown above on her blog post!)

I’m zooming in on this coffee table to help me focus on what items are in today’s Giveaway.

Here are SIX items from Shannon’s Supply List that are in the drawing:
– The Retro Coffee Table itself!
– The new Retro Games Collage Sheet
Mini Round White Doily Clear Stickers
Mini Brandy Decanter with Glasses
3mm Brass Studs
– The last Bowl of Nuts w Nutcracker (Sorry all: I can’t get more for the foreseeable future with international shipping still hosed.)

To enter the Retro Coffee Table Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, July 20, 2020).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Who won the Mini Garden Scene Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Barbara Griggs! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, July 19th, 2020

46 responses to “A Mini Mod Room Box & Mid-Century Retro Sale!”

  1. Carrie Monnier says:

    Love this! Looks like a living room from my grandmother’s house!

  2. Vickie Trancho says:

    This flashed me back to the house I grew up in Queens! I’m going to do some time traveling and recreate beautiful memories. Thanks! I needed this today. Art rules! xoxoxo

  3. Connie says:

    This is SO FUN! Love the little games.

  4. Judy Adamcyk says:

    great scene

  5. Charlotte says:

    This would be perfect in my dollhouse!

  6. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! Looks like the living when Iw as a kid!

  7. Sally Lonn says:

    wow, this brings back some wonderful memories…thank you for a new and different time period….love it!!!

  8. Jen R says:

    I love everything about this!!

  9. Karen Schlosberg says:

    Love this!

  10. Donna F Kottcamp says:

    Wow. That conjures up images of playing games with my cousins in front of their TV and sitting on a crazy chair shaped like a potato chip. Great way to preserve such fun memories.

  11. Nadine says:

    Neat stuff!

  12. Dianna says:

    Blast from the Past! Shannon’s game night room looks incredible and Covid-19 free? Shannon’s idea of painted and glued needlepoint canvas to the bottom tv shelf is prefect. Simple but ties the whole room together, the stencil curtains and pillows.

  13. Laurie Staffaroni says:

    Love the vintage look! The little games are a scream!!! Love it!

  14. Theresa says:

    Looks just like a Saturday morning watching cartoons with my older sister and 4 brothers! what a creatively cute room!

  15. Barbara Griggs says:

    50’s–era of my childhood. Our accent wall was hot pink. And Dad never had a beer on Saturday morning. the rest=spot-on. This miniature is a stroll down memory lane!

  16. Laural Lee-Wright says:

    Oh my! Did Shannon and I live in the same house? ….so creative

  17. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love this retro theme!!!!

  18. jo says:

    I love the retro theme SO MUCH!!! This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Love the kitty Halloween pages, too!

  19. Nancy Nelson says:

    Wow, looks a lot like my living room back in the 50s. We had a console like that and definitely the Tc on the stand. Awesome work Shannon!

  20. Jackie P Neal says:

    OMGosh!! I totally would live in that room!!!This is so my style and in mini is just too adorable!!! I so want to win!!
    Thanks so much for this great giveaway!!

  21. Susan Coolidge says:

    It would be so much fun to put a mid century room together. My kitchen and family room are a mid century/contemporary hybrid. Thanks for the fun.

  22. KathyS says:

    I too remember MCM… sigh. I

  23. Chris K. says:

    When it looks like a real room in the photo, you know the maker is very skilled. Nice work.

  24. francine perri says:

    This is just too cute. I love the little ice cream scoop Brings back memories

  25. Sandy A says:

    I so need to win this one! This is SO great!!!

  26. Denise Bryant says:

    Love all of these fun retro items! Bring back lots of good memories!

  27. Sue O says:

    Wow! My American Girl would love to play with this as a doll house.

  28. jackie says:

    omg, that retro room is the coolest thing I have seen in ages. I want it.

  29. Bridget says:

    This is great! I wish more of these items would come in half scale too.

  30. Nancy E says:

    OMG! Talk about a blast from the past. This is just so amazing…

  31. Karen Mallory says:

    the whole scene reminds me of when I was a kid! Love it!

  32. marilyn fishwick says:

    Shannon really outdid herself on this one. Love all the little details. I lived through or should I say, survived, the mid-century home and have no intention to recreate it now in my home. However, I have been having fun with the Saturday Morning TV kit from June. Shannon’s blog gave me some great tips for making miniature scenes. Now off for some Sugar Pops and a good western on the telly.

  33. Carol Slowik says:

    OMG! This is my childhood!! Love it Shannon!

  34. Linda Strickland says:

    she had me with the tv

  35. Barb Johnson says:

    Brings me back a few. years!!! Great giveaway!

  36. MARILYN RAY says:

    I am totally into MCM at the moment. I adore this room. I NEED this room. Alpha stamps needs to continue this theme with some retro Christmas decorations and tabletop trees.

  37. Roe says:

    Love retro. Love all the accessories. This is great

  38. Randi says:

    This retro stuff looks great

  39. Deborah says:

    I absolutely love retro! I want to make this living room set into a 1950’s Christmas scene! love it!

  40. Rhonda says:

    I love this retro room. So cute.

  41. Kathy Toews says:

    Don’t forget swag lamps! And flocked wallpaper!

  42. Diana Bittaker says:

    Just redid my house in this style!!!!! Need a mini version now!!1

  43. Stevie says:

    This is awesome, so creative! So many tiny details!

  44. Sharon says:

    Love this! It really takes you back in time.

  45. Anne S. says:

    How fun! Looks like Saturday morning for sure.

  46. Jaimi B says:

    This makes me so happy! I just want to spend a weekend in that tiny room!